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Minnesota County High Points

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft
(Avg)
Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft
(Avg)
Ascent Date
1.CookEagle Mountain2301Northern Minnesota Ranges1326 
2.LakeStony Tower Hill2080Northern Minnesota Ranges385 
3.ClearwaterHeight of Land Lookout2005Mississippi Headwaters677 
4.PipestonePipestone County High Point1995Sioux River Upland  
5.LincolnLincoln County High Point1994Sioux River Upland  
6.Saint LouisPike Mountain1955Northern Minnesota Ranges530 
7.MurrayBuffalo Ridge1925Sioux River Upland  
8.BeckerWolf Lake Lookout1865Mississippi Headwaters  
9.HubbardHubbard County High Point1845Mississippi Headwaters  
10.MahnomenMahnomen County High Point1825Mississippi Headwaters  
11.NoblesNobles County High Point1815Sioux River Upland  
12.Otter TailOtter Tail County High Point1795Mississippi Headwaters  
12.RockHardwick Benchmark1795Sioux River Upland  
14.ItascaBig Thunder Peak1752Northern Minnesota Ranges447 
15.LyonLyon County High Point1740Sioux River Upland  
15.Yellow MedicineYellow Medicine County High Point1740Sioux River Upland  
17.CassCass-Chippewa High Point1635Mississippi Headwaters  
18.DouglasBear Knob1625Mississippi Headwaters  
19.AitkinQuadna Mountain1595Northern Minnesota Ranges310 
20.PolkPolk County High Point1575Mississippi Headwaters  
20.CottonwoodCottonwood County High Point1575Sioux River Upland  
20.JacksonJackson County High Point1575Sioux River Upland  
23.ClayClay County High Point1545Mississippi Headwaters  
24.MorrisonMorrison County High Point1530Mississippi Headwaters  
25.KoochichingKoochiching County High Point1525Mississippi Headwaters  
26.WadenaWadena County High Point1520Mississippi Headwaters  
27.BeltramiBeltrami County High Point1515Mississippi Headwaters  
28.ToddMount Nebo1511Mississippi Headwaters  
29.Crow WingCrow Wing County High Point1495Mississippi Headwaters  
30.PopePope County High Point1465Mississippi Headwaters  
30.StearnsStearns County High Point1465Mississippi Headwaters  
32.RedwoodRedwood County High Point1455Sioux River Upland  
33.CarltonCarlton County High Point1452Wisconsin North Woods124 
34.MowerMower County High Point1445Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
34.FaribaultFaribault County High Point1445Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
36.MartinMartin County High Point1415Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
37.KandiyohiKandiyohi County High Point1410Mississippi Headwaters  
37.Lac Qui ParleLac Qui Parle County High Point1410Sioux River Upland  
39.FreebornFreeborn County High Point1405Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
39.FillmoreFillmore County High Point1405Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
39.GrantGrant County High Point1405Mississippi Headwaters  
42.DodgeDodge County High Point1381Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
43.OlmstedOlmsted County High Point1380Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
44.Mille LacsMille Lacs County High Point1375Mississippi Headwaters  
45.PinePine County High Point1365Wisconsin North Woods102 
45.WinonaWinona County High Point1365Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
47.SteeleSteele County High Point1355Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
48.NormanFrenchmans Bluff1354Mississippi Headwaters  
49.HoustonHouston County High Point1350Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
50.KanabecKanabec County High Point1325Wisconsin North Woods  
51.Lake of the WoodsLake of the Woods County High Point1317Mississippi Headwaters  
52.BentonBenton County High Point1315Mississippi Headwaters  
53.SwiftSwift County High Point1305Mississippi Headwaters  
53.WatonwanWatonwan County High Point1305Sioux River Upland  
55.WasecaWaseca County High Point1290Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
56.GoodhueGoodhue County High Point1275Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
56.StevensStevens County High Point1275Mississippi Headwaters  
58.RoseauRoseau County High Point1272Mississippi Headwaters  
59.RiceRice County High Point1270Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
60.MeekerMeeker County High Point1265Mississippi Headwaters  
61.BrownBrown County High Point1263Sioux River Upland  
62.WilkinWilkin County High Point1252Mississippi Headwaters  
63.WabashaGreenfield Hill1250Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
 Wabasha or South Wabasha County High Point1250Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
64.MarshallMarshall County High Point1237Mississippi Headwaters  
65.ScottElko Benchmark1235Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
66.WrightFrench Benchmark1223Mississippi Headwaters  
67.Red LakeRed Lake County High Point1212Mississippi Headwaters  
68.Big StoneBig Stone County High Point1205Mississippi Headwaters  
68.TraverseLayden Benchmark1205Mississippi Headwaters  
70.DakotaBuck Hill1195Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
70.Blue EarthBlue Earth County High Point1195Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
70.Le SueurLe Sueur County High Point1195Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
73.PenningtonPennington County High Point1187Mississippi Headwaters  
74.RenvilleRenville County High Point1145Mississippi Headwaters  
74.McLeodMcLeod County High Point1145Mississippi Headwaters  
76.ChisagoChisago County High Point1135Mississippi Headwaters  
77.HennepinHennepin County High Point1125Mississippi Headwaters  
78.ChippewaChippewa County High Point1120Mississippi Headwaters  
79.SherburneSherburne County High Point1115Mississippi Headwaters  
80.IsantiBarrett Benchmark1111Mississippi Headwaters  
81.RamseyRamsey County High Point1105Mississippi Headwaters  
81.AnokaAnoka County High Point1105Mississippi Headwaters  
83.WashingtonWashington County High Point1104Mississippi Headwaters  
84.SibleySibley County High Point1090Mississippi Headwaters  
85.KittsonKittson County High Point1082Mississippi Headwaters  
86.CarverCarver County High Point1080Mississippi Headwaters  
87.NicolletNicollet County High Point1065Mississippi Headwaters  

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List Description

Note that this list is not authoritative and it is present here mainly so climbers can log their ascents. If you are serious about county highpointing in Minnesota, then you should visit the County Highpointing Web Site, join the Yahoo County Highpointing Group, and refer to Andy Martin's book for the definitive listing of all the points.

Acknowledgments

Sources that were used to help me compile this list include:

  • Book County High Points by Andy Martin; list compiled 1996 by David Olson, limited review by Andy Martin.
  • Some latitude-longitude values for peaks provided by Tom Owen via the CoHP.org web site, and manually verified.

 


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